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 2009-2011 Strategic Plan
 Executive Summary Senate Bill 267     (pdf)
 Oregon Accountability Model     (pdf)
 2011 Biennial Report    (pdf)

Issue Briefs
Junction City Prison Site (Issue Brief 15)
The future Department of Corrections' prison near Junction City is part of the agency's long-range construction plan to safely house the projected number of felons in its custody.
 
Junction City Prison Site (Issue Brief 15)
 

Behavioral Health Services (Issue Brief 17)
It is the goal of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) to provide a range of evidence-based services to meet the needs of inmates who suffer from severe and persistent mental illness, acute emotional or behavioral disturbance, and co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.
 
Behavioral Health Services (Issue Brief 17)
 

Information Services (Issue Brief 18)
The Department of Corrections Information Services Unit provides technology to support critical business needs.
 
Information Services (Issue Brief 18)
 

Services for Victims of Crime (Issue Brief 19)
DOC works with an array of public and private partners and non-profit organizations to help victims return to safe and normal lives.
 
Victims (Issue Brief 19)
 

Inmate Transition Re-entry (Issue Brief 20)
To keep our communities safe, reduce pressure on the criminal justice system, and to slow the demand for prison beds, DOC provides inmates with skills and resources that will help them successfully re-enter society.
 
Transition/Re-entry (Issue Brief 20)
 

OAM (Oregon Accountability Model) (Issue Brief 21)
The Oregon Accountability Model (OAM) encompasses the implementation of many Department of Corrections’ initiatives and projects that provide a foundation for inmates to lead successful lives upon release.
 
OAM (Issue Brief 21) 
 

Mission, Vision and Values (Issue Brief 23)
The Oregon Department of Corrections is a mission-driven agency with strong vision and core values to support the mission.
 
Mission, Vision and Values (Issue Brief 23)  
 

Measure 17 (Inmate Work Act) (Issue Brief 24)
The "Prison Reform and Inmate Work Act" (Measure 17) was passed by Oregon voters in November 1994 requiring inmates to work a set number of hours per week.
 
M17 (Issue Brief 24)
 

Sentencing (Issue Brief 30)
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) houses a rapidly growing inmate population, resulting in the need for additional prison space. As the department explores options to address this growth, discussion frequently centers on sentencing practices.
 
Sentencing (Issue Brief 30)
 

Management Infrastructure (Issue Brief 33)
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) management infrastructure is designed to not only provide leadership and direction through supervision of offenders, but also to deliver services that demonstrate agency values.
 
Management Infrastructure (Issue Brief 33)
 

Community Corrections (Issue Brief 36)
Community corrections provide a cost-effective means to hold offenders accountable while at the same time addressing the causes of criminality and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.
 
Community Corrections (Issue Brief 36)
 

Interstate Compact and International Treaties (Issue Brief 43)
The "Interstate Compact for the Transfer of Supervision of Adult Offenders" is an agreement among the states that describes how to manage the movement of offenders under correctional supervision between the states and among all of the responsible agencies.
 
Interstate Compact and International Treaties (Issue Brief 43)
 

Quick Facts (Issue Brief 53)
Department of Corrections general information.
 
Quick Facts (Issue Brief 53)
 

Criminal Aliens in Oregon Prisons (Issue Brief 54)
Of the more than 13,900 inmates incarcerated in Oregon, 1,202 of them report – or their intake records indicate – that they were born outside of the United States.

Criminal Aliens in Oregon Prisons (Issue Brief 54)
 

ACRS (Automated Criminal Risk Score) (Issue Brief 56)
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) uses the Automated Criminal Risk Score (ACRS) to predict the likelihood an offender will recidivate.
 
ACRS (Issue Brief 56)
 

PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) (Issue Brief 71)
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed by Congress in 2003 to reduce the incidents of sexual violence, sexual coercion, and sexual solicitation.
 
PREA (Issue Brief 71)
 

Measure 61 Comparison to Measure 57 (Issue Brief 73)
Two competing measures on the November 4, 2008 ballot to provide more severe sentences for certain property and drug crimes.
 
M61 Comparision to M57 (Issue Brief 73)
 

Alternative Incarceration Programs (Issue Brief 75)
Alternative Incarceration Programs are designed to prepare inmates to return successfully to the community after release from prison.
 
Alternative Incarceration Programs (Issue Brief 75)
 

Classification System (Issue Brief 76)
The inmate classification system has been revised to provide an accurate profile of the Department's inmate population and help determine work crew eligibility and housing placement.
 
Classification System (Issue Brief 76)
 

Office of Inspector General and the Security Threat Management Unit (Issue Brief 77)
To assist in the safety and security in Oregon's institutions the Department of Corrections (DOC) utilizes the Security Threat Management (STM) Unit in the Office of Inspector General.
 
Office of Inspector General and the Security Threat Management Unit (Issue Brief 77)
 

Office of Inspector General and the Special Investigations Unit (Issue Brief 78)
The role of the Inspector General is to investigate allegations of staff and/or inmate misconduct after all other avenues have been exhausted. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) provides investigative services to all DOC institutions and facilities.
 
Office of Inspector General and the Special Investigations Unit (Issue Brief 78)
 

Inmate Products and Workforce Development Programs (Issue Brief 80)
DOC inmates have the opportunity to make and sell products and receive vocational and educational work experience training.
 
IM Products (Issue Brief 80)
 

Food Program Reviews (Issue Brief 81)
In 2007, the Department of Corrections (DOC) requested two external reviews of its Food Services Program in order to ensure quality of services and fiscal controls. One review looked at food services within DOC's institutions and the second review looked at fiscal processes relating to food services.
 
Food Program Reviews (Issue Brief 81) 
 

Inmate Trust Accounts and Commissary (Issue Brief 83)
The Central Trust Unit provides financial services to inmates, inmate clubs and activities, Commissary, and collects payments for designated charges imposed by department sanctions.
The Commissary is a store operation available for inmates within a Department of Corrections facility.
 
IM Trust Accounts and Commissary (Issue Brief 83)
 

Hospice Care (Issue Brief 84)
The Hospice/End of Life Care program at the Department of Corrections (DOC) began in 1999 at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP). Currently, Oregon has a Hospice program located within four institutions.
 
Hospice (Issue Brief 84)
 

Noxious Weeds - Tansy Ragwort (Issue Brief 85)
The Department of Corrections (DOC) takes an active role in battling noxious weeds found on the grounds of its institutions.
 
Noxious Weeds(Issue Brief 85)
 

Measure 57 (Issue Brief 88)
On Election Day 2008, Oregonians passed the legislatively referred, Ballot Measure 57 (M 57).
M 57 creates more severe sentences for certain property and drug crimes committed on or after
January 1, 2009. M 57 also provides alcohol and drug treatment for certain offenders.
 
M57(Issue Brief 88)
 

New Prison Construction (Issue Brief 99)
Over the next 10 years the Oregon prison population is expected to increase by 17 percent, according to the April 2009 Oregon Corrections Population Forecast produced by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis. To address this growth, the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) has created a long-range construction plan that will provide permanent housing for the increased population.
 
New Prison Construction (Issue Brief 99)
 

The Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision (Issue Brief 104)
The Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision is an independent state agency that works closely with the Department of Corrections (DOC) and local supervisory authorities to protect the public and reduce the risk of repeat criminal behavior.
 
The Board of Parole & Post-Prison Supervision (Issue Brief 104)
Oregon is on the Job
 
SCI Nurse Helps Save Inmate's Life - A Perspective